Thursday, September 11, 2008
Hector: "The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out, and taken yours."
So most of you probably aren't as into Joe Wright as I am, but the trailer for his new movie The Soloist came out today. I have to say, the trailer is pretty average, but I bet the movie will be amazing. It's on my shortlist for a Best Picture nomination come Oscar time.
Also, I will personally punch the first person that compares it to August Rush.
Some attacked Roger Ebert at a screening of Slumdog Millionaire. This is the report:
Soon after the lights went down, a source tells us, "a man in the audience started yelling, 'Don't touch me!' People looked around and shrugged. Ten minutes later, the voice yells again, 'I said don't touch me!'"
Again, people shrugged off the disturbance. But a few minutes later, says our source, "the guy stands up in the darkness and thwacks the guy behind him with a big festival binder. He hit him so hard everybody could hear it. Everyone freaked out and turned around."
The thwacker? New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick.
The thwackee? Esteemed Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert.
After battling thyroid and salivary gland cancer for years, Ebert, 66, can no longer speak.
"Apparently, Roger was just trying to tap Lumenick on the shoulder to signal him that he couldn't see the movie," surmises our source. "He was trying to ask him to move over a bit."
Though Lumenick seemed surprised to see whom he had struck, he offered no apology, according to another source.
Answer: Yes. Slumdog is going to be that good. I can't wait for this movie!